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Southern Style Thanksgiving in Berkeley for thanks contest
Southern Style Thanksgiving in Berkeley?

Growing up in Berkeley, in the 60s and 70s
My favorite holiday was Thanksgiving,

My mother was from Arkansas
And did a traditional southern style
Holliday treat,

Started with a big Turkey,
Stuffed with stuffing made of bread, carrots, herbs, onions, mushrooms..
Biscuits, Cranberry sauce, Green beans, greens southern style
Grits, gravy cooked in bacon grease
Mashed potatoes, salad
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Wild rice, white rice, and pecan pie
With vanilla ice cream for dessert
We were thankful that we could
get along for one day a year.

Poems of up to 15 lines only
Please state form used and line count in your entry post
Your poem should have a theme of gratitude or be about a Thanksgiving or gratitude-focused holiday
Your poem must be newly written for the contest (since December 1, 2021 and not awarded by another contest)
Keep forum posts at rating 13+ or below
Keep entries at rating 18+ or below
This year's contest will run from December 14, 2021 until November 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm WDC time
You may submit up to two poems
You can edit up to contest closing
I recommend using bitem or entry form, but you are welcome to just share your poem(s) directly in your entry post
One prize per person (so I'll award the most valuable first to ensure you get the highest prize possible)

Prizes (Improved for 2022!):
1st place winner gets our exclusive "Thankful Poetry" merit badge and a 25K awardicon (Must have at least 3 entrants)
2nd place winner gets our exclusive "Thankful Poetry" merit badge and a 10K awardicon (Must have at least 7 entrants)
3rd place winner gets our exclusive "Thankful Poetry" merit badge (Must have at least 10 entrants)
Honorable mention (if any) gets 3,000 gift points (At the discretion of the judge(s))
Every qualified poem that's entered receives 1,000 gift points because I'm thankful for every one of you

You're more likely to win if you make me feel some emotion, use good form, and your entry is free of errors.

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